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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 24 March 2014

This is a rustic experience, off the grid in Costa Rica, with log cabins and real beds and hot showers and personal hot tubs. It was absolutely delightful. It is so cheap for what you get...guided hikes, horseback riding, swimming in thermal pools, incredible meals served family style, great conversation with travellers from around the world,a nd utter relaxation. Hosts...

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Fort Worth
Reviewed 20 March 2014

This place was insane. My buddy and I were referred to LCL and had a blast. Very little electricity and wifi - we were close to being completely off the grid. We were informed that you need to bring own beer and booze, but there were a couple of people who didn't and were frustrated. Beautiful property with lots of...

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Our family missed La Carolina desperately before we were even at the end of the driveway on our way out. I agree with another review here. Just go. We stayed in El Tucan (the cabin with it's own hot tub and deck) for 3 nights. This would absolutely be my first choice if we stay again. We had originally booked...

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Washington, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Stayed just one night, day trip from dry CR pacific coast. Fantastic scenery and natural surroundings. A wonderful variety of tropical birds, plants and animals. Meals were simple but wonderful. Very tasty with great presentation for a family style serving. The accommodations are very rustic but absolutely comfortable, Wish we could have stayed much longer! The road up is not...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 1 March 2014

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at La Carolina Lodge in January. The reviews we read sold us on it and I want to add one more rave review. La Carolina was just as advertised, rustic and gorgeous! We were met by Karin, one of the owners, as we pulled up and given a tour of the grounds,...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 27 February 2014

This place is stunningly beautiful in an authentic old Tico way and we met lots of interesting people from all over the world. We saw monkeys, a sloth, toucans, and colorful frogs. Allejandro, the guide, took us to Rio Celeste which was just as beautiful as it is in all the photographs. The one trouble we encountered when we were...

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Half Moon Bay, California
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Initially i was a little apprehensive when we first arrived due to the rustic cabin setup with limited lighting and mosquito netting, but i have to tell you this turned out to be the best stay of our entire twelve days in costa rica - and all of those were 5-star rated trip advisor too. Not only was the generous...

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connecticut
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

My husband and I found LaCarolina lodge while looking for a place to stay near Rincon here on TA. La Carolina is NOT near Rincon but it looked so awesome we decided to change our course and head to La Carolina and the Rio Celeste. We stayed for two nights. It was a very easy drive for us from our...

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Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I stayed in La Carolina Lodge with my family who came and visit me in December during my internship in Costa Rica. We travelled from the carribean coast to the pacific and I am so glad we stopped at La Carolina Lodge!! Due to a change in travel we could only stay 1 night but even that one night made...

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healdsburg, ca
Reviewed 5 February 2014

I have been coming to La Carolina for 8 years. I have purposely not written a review because when I first came here, La Carolina was so wonderful I didn't want to share it w/ other people. I used to stay here before they had electricity, when only 3 local women ran the lodge. Well the secret is out, and...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about La Carolina Lodge

Address: San Miguel | Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala 21301, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: €104 - €123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Carolina Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
Hotel La Carolina
La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala
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